Injured or grounded bat
Any bat that is found on the ground, or in an exposed area, especially during the day, is likely to need help. There is lots of advice on our national bodies website:
Also the National Bat Helpline can answer your questions and concerns about bats and give you advice. 0345 1300 228
Help for Bats in Somerset
There are several organisations and individuals in Somerset who take and care for injured bats. Please contact them directly:
Frome Bat Care is a rescue and care ‘hospital’ for grounded and injured bats. Their intention is to return bats back to the wild, preferably in the area they came from.
01373 472312 – 07979 596129 – 07929 344891
Secret World – East Huntspill, Highbridge
They work 8am to 8pm, 365 days a year to rescue sick, injured or orphaned wildlife. If you find an animal in need of urgent attention outside these hours please contact your nearest veterinary surgeon. The casualty will then be transported to Secret World the following morning for ongoing care.
West Hatch Wildlife Centre – Taunton
West Hatch Wildlife Centre in Taunton, Somerset treats thousands of animals from the far South West, the West Country and southern England every year.
The centre is open for admission of wildlife casualties 365 days a year from 8am – 9pm. Out of hours, please call the 24-hour cruelty line: 0300 1234 999.
Other help near Somerset
Bristol Bat Rescue – Avon
A group of volunteers dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of British bat species, in the former “Avon” area.
Rescue and rehabilitate injured or lost bats in the East Dorset area.
Bat Care helplines
- South Devon – 01803 214665
- North Devon – 01409 281178